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[CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS IN THE PALAIS ROYALE, PARIS] Dubois de Saint-Gelais, Louis-François. Description Des Tableaux Du Palais Royal Avec La Vie des Peintres à la tête de leurs Ouvrages.

  • £600.00

A Paris: Chez D’Houry, rue Saint Severin, 1737.
8vo, 17cm, [2], xiv], 512 p., engraved title device of the Duc d;Orleans, engraved decorations. Contemporary mottled calf (corners worn, loss of leather to lower corner), banded spine, gilt ruled compartment with flowers and stars, foliage corner ornaments and central poppy seed head motif.

Second expanded and augmented edition of this alphabetical ground-breaking catalogue of some five hundred European painters and several thousand paintings with short biographies and descriptions of paintings at the Palais Royale in Paris by the secretary to the French Académie De la Peinture. A very good copy (Inner marginal worm channel effecting four leaves with small loss of paper and touching a couple of letters, small stain to six leaves & preface fore-edge) Locations: BNF, Bayerische, Frick, Getty, NLSweden, V&A & NT.
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